infraorbital artery

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Related to infraorbital artery: maxillary artery, infraorbital nerve, mental artery
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Noun1.infraorbital artery - an artery that originates from the maxillary artery and supplies structures below the orbit (from lower eyelid to upper lip)
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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The anterior superior alveolar artery is a branch of the infraorbital artery, which comes from the maxillary artery; and the anterior superior alveolar vein is a tributary of the pterygoid plexus (Jones).
The vascularity of the Nasolabial flap is based on the angular branch of the facial artery, the transverse facial artery and the infraorbital artery. This vascularity allows it to be either superiorly or inferiorly based.
The nasolabial flap is a local arterialized flap with an axial blood supply provided either by the facial artery (inferiorly based flap), or by the superficial temporal artery through its transverse facial branch, and the infraorbital artery (superiorly based flap).3,4,5 Superiorly based nasolabial flaps can be used for reconstruction of nasal, lower eyelid, and cheek defects; whereas inferiorly based flaps are considered appropriate in reconstruction of defects of the lip, oral commissure and anterior oral cavity.8 It is a reliable, versatile, and easy to raise flap for a variety of small to medium sized defects in the orofacial region.